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SportAccord Day 3 09/05/2019

SportAccord 2019 Day 3

Our first meeting with the Urban Games to make sure everything was on track with our inclusion into the Games from the 13th-15th September 2019. 

The DNA being Sports + festival with 3 core values. Excellence, Universality & Inclusivity. 

The location for the Urban cluster will only be 3-4km from the heart of the city which gives the opportunity for everyone to see both the city and the Games.

The city expects to have an audience of 30.000 per day for the games. 

Our President Mr. Shawn Tay introduced the idea to include other disciplins throughout the day before the Breaking events in the evening. This will be exciting to see if other athletes can have the possibility take part of this great project. 

Our next meeting was with the organizing committee from the World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Everything was confirmed to be moving nicely towards a very successful and dynamic event in 2021 for Breaking, Standard, Latin & Rock ’n’ roll. 

Our next meeting was a joint IOC/ARISF Workshop where there were numerous presentations.  

A clear message on how each federation can use Social media even more to expand and promote their sport. 

There was a great presentation about Anti-Doping and the IOC recommended provider ITA (International Testing Agency) They provided more information on how the testing is carried out. Not so interesting for us athletes as we concentrate on staying clean and not the testing, but it was very important for the federation as IOC compliancy is very important. 

The final presentation was about gender equality and the importance of it together with numerous reports on the progress of gender equality within the IOC and all of their commission. 

Many other casual meetings with IOC members, Including Poul-Erik Høyer the President of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) a fellow “Dane” living now in Singapore. Other meetings also took place with city organizers and many other influential people to help the WDSF forward with all of their projects. 

More Tomorrow,
Athletes Commission - Chair